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Value From a Form
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Get Value from a Form. Forms!FormName!FieldName

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In this video, you will learn how to get a value from another open form in Microsoft Access. I will show you how to default a new order to the currently open customer.

Kole from Chandler, Arizona (a Platinum Member) asks: I'm using your Invoicing Template which is very helpful. Thank you. When you click to add a new invoice for a customer, is there any way to have the customer combo box automatically set to the currently open customer on the customer form?


Members will learn a more elegant solution to check to see if the OrderID is null when the user starts entering a line item in the order detail form. If so, one will be automatically assigned. This will prevent an error message. Also, members will learn how to reference a value on a subform and some simple debugging with On Error Goto.

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  • Fields on a single form: Forms!FormName!FieldName
  • Fields on a subform: Forms!ParentFormName!SubFormName.Form!FieldName


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